Loki’s unusual coloring is the result of a breeding program that began in the 1950s in Russia called the Farm-Fox Domestication Experiment. He was kept as an illegal pet and then surrendered to Earthfire Institute. Loki is submissive and loving due to genetic tinkering, and would never be able to survive in the wild. His immediate friendliness to visitors makes him a quick favorite (although we remind people that they are not allowed to have favorites). He delights in soft petting and playing with plush stuffed animals.
The result of a Russian breeding experiment, Loki is an unusual fox, different from the others in appearance, mannerisms, and heredity. Playtime in the animal garden had been somewhat lonely for him. The other foxes repeatedly rejected him. Although they had shown curiosity by circling and sniffing him, it was